What is Commedia dell’Arte? It’s a theater form that began in the streets of Renaissance-era Italy and eventually became the primary form of Western comedy, influencing Shakespeare, Melodrama, and film clowns from Charlie Chaplin to Steve Martin. Studio Zanni is dedicated to bringing commedia dell’Arte to contemporary audiences. Continue reading…

What is Studio Zanni?

Studio Zanni brings commedia dell’Arte to life for modern day audiences through our school programs, public performances, and actor training. We are a group of actor educators with over 60 years of teaching and performing experience, including appearances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Mark Taper Forum, Hollywood Bowl, European tours and festivals across North [...]

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Our flagship show “Commedia dell’Arte” was the only new theater show out of hundreds to be added to the Orange County Performing Arts Center Arts Teach Roster in 2010 and has already been performed from Palos Verdes Peninsula to San Bernardino.

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